APRIL 21ST: ASHÉ CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, NEW ORLEANS
“Angola 3” a play by Parnell Herbert and directed by Chakula cha Jua opens on April the 21st and plays on the 22nd, 27th, 28th and 29th April; and on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of May 2012
“ANGOLA 3” THE PLAY OPENS APRIL 21ST
Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For students and seniors $10 in andvance and $15 at the door. Call the Ashe Center 504.569.9070 for tickets/info.
This is a wonderful production not to be missed. Book your seats early!
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APRIL 17TH: STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, BATON ROUGE
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PETITION HANDOVER
Sign this Amnesty International petition here: www.amnestyusa.org/angola3 and join representatives from Amnesty International, the NAACP and Robert H. King to hand the petition over to Governor Bobby Jindal on April the 17th 2012 at 2pm.
Free bus: departs at 11:30am from 1212 St. Bernard Ave, New Orleans. Lunch included. Call 504.344.1717 to reserve a place by April 17th. Seats are still available!
April 6th: UC Hastings College of Law, SF
Film Screening and Public Forum in Support of the California Prisoner Hunger Strikes
"The Outer Limits of Solitary Confinement"
This forum examines the torture and wrongful convictions of The Angola 3 in the context of mass-incarceration in the United States.
Join us for presentations from several speakers who support the Californian hunger strikers, screenings of short films and a presentation by Robert H. King of The Angola 3, released after 29 years of solitary confinement.
Organized by the International Coalition to Free The Angola 3, co-hosted by the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal and the Hastings Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.
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16-17 June 2010
Wear your t-shirt to NYC!
Wear your A3A t-shirt the NYC premiere of In the Land of the Free, a documentary film that examines the story of Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox and Robert King. They are known as the Angola 3 and have spent almost a century between them in solitary confinement in Angola, the Louisiana State Penitentiary. Herman and Albert are still held in solitary confinement after thirty seven years.
03 March 2009
Albert Woodfox 5th Circuit Hearing
Last July, a Federal Judge overturned Albert Woodfox's conviction. The State appealed this decision to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and on March 3rd, 2009, the prosocution and defense each argued their sides for 20 minutes. The court will take anywhere from 1-6 months to issue their decision.
Angola 3 Action rallied supporters to the New Orleans courthouse downtown at 9am wearing "I AM ALBERT WOODFOX" t-shirts while our moving billboard took its maiden voyage, circling the courthouse until the hearing was over.
- Angola 3 Dispatch: Albert Woodfox Hearing / Mother Jones Magazine
- 36 Years of Solitude / Mother Jones Magazine
- Angola Inmate Held In Solitary Tries For New Trial / NPR
- 5th Circuit panel hears case of ex-Black Panther / AP
- LA attorney general asks 5th Circuit to reject inmate's bid for new trial / Times-Picayune
19 February 2009
AWARENESS B-DAY PARTY & Cake Contestphotos from ohio, london, and new orleans birthday parties:
Please join us on February 19th, 2009 for Albert Woodfox's 40th birthday behind bars (34th in solitary confinement). You are invited to host an Awareness B-Day Party at your house, local bar, restaurant, school, park, or public space. Invite folks who don't know about Albert or the Angola 3. Be Creative. Be Innovative. Be Informative. You can order A3 Action items like stickers, postcards, cups, magnets, etc., download flyers and posters, maybe even share some of Robert King's Freeline candies. Ultimately, this will be an opportunity to bring people together, cultivate awareness, fundraise and show Albert Woodfox that despite being in solitary confinement at Angola, he is never alone.
So spread your parties out. Have many parties in many cities and expand your coalitions. The more parties, the more power. Additionally, Angola 3 Action is hosting a creative cake contest judged by Herman, Albert & Robert. The maker of the most creative cake will get two T-shirts ("I am Herman Wallace" & "I am Albert Woodfox"), a "Who is Herman Wallace?" screenprinted canvas totebag and a few other organizing goodies. Make a one-of-a-kind cake and post your photos on REACTION. Spread the word, inform your friends, and let them eat cake!